IPhone and iPad users in Russia were victims of the draw on social networks in which their devices fail. In several major communities of “Vkontakte” released a recording in which refers to the possibility to get “new hippie design standard applications and a couple new Wallpapers”.
To do this, users are encouraged to manually change the date in device settings on 1 January 1970 and reboot iPhone. In reality, as you know, iPhone owners are victims of a global failure which smartphone stops responding during the download and no longer included. Danger prone smartphones and tablets Apple, which are equipped with 64-bit chip Apple A7, A8 and A9, and are running iOS 8 or 9.
Thursday, February 11, about the problem first reported by the users of the forum Reddit. It helps manual removing the battery, which is produced in professional service, either waiting a full discharge of the battery device.
It is believed that the error is “inherited” from iOS ancestors OSes – UNIX systems. The fact that 1 January 1970 is “zero” in UNIX. Given time zones, the system when setting this date as the system is faced with “negative” time, which causes a fatal crash.
Attackers can exploit failed iOS mass to incapacitate your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. “When you connect to public Wi-Fi network, the device synchronizes the time with NTP server. An attacker can send a malicious query to determine the date 1.01.1970 on each iPhone on the network and thereby put them out of action”, the experts say.